Gareth Ward’s Ynyshir restaurant in Wales has been named the best restaurant in the UK for the second year in a row at The Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2023.
The restaurant with rooms on the west coast of Wales claimed the title at last night’s awards ceremony, held by Restaurant magazine, in a gathering of the UK’s best chefs and restaurateurs.
As in 2022, second place goes to Mark Birchall’s Moor Hall in Lancashire, which took home the title of the Best Restaurant in England, while third place was awarded to Rafael Cagali’s Da Terra in east London, with a climb of 18 places.
This year’s list shows the return of the capital’s dominance in the restaurant scene, with 66 restaurants from London in the top 100 list and only three in the top 10 located outside of London.
The highest new entry at number five and the winner of the Opening of the Year award, sponsored by Tripleseat, was awarded to Henry Harris’ Bouchon Racine, which opened in a small dining room above a pub in Clerkenwell earlier this year.
To see the list of the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants, visit the National Restaurant Awards website here.